Abortion rate Detroit related to preemie rate

Live birth less than 37 weeks Detroit - abortion preemie rate related

Other known medical conditions than can lead to premature births and may be related to abortion include “uterine adhesions, infection, mental stress, increased maternal age, and substance abuse,” quoting LifeIssues.net.Preemie births have skyrocketed since the legalization of abortion in the U.S. in 1973. According to the American Association of Pro-Life Gynecologists and Obstetricians:

Premature birth (birth before 37 weeks) has increased 27% since 1981. In 2007 the premature… rate in America was 12.6% of all live births (and over 17% of all African-American births).

prematurebabyWith all that in mind, read this maddening, heartbreaking June 10 Bloomberg article:

While infant mortality fell for decades across the U.S., progress bypassed Detroit, which in 2012 saw a greater proportion of babies die before their first birthdays than any American city, a rate higher than in China, Mexico and Thailand. Pregnancy-related deaths helped put Michigan’s maternal mortality rate in the bottom fifth among states. One in three pregnancies in the city is terminated.

Women are integral to the city’s recovery. While officials have drawn up plans to eliminate blight, curb crime and attract jobs, businesses and residents, they’re also struggling to save mothers and babies. The abortion patients awaiting ultrasounds at the Scotsdale Women’s Center and the premature infants hooked to heart monitors at Hutzel Women’s Hospital must be cared for before the bankrupt city can heal itself….

That last underlined sentence is insane and barbaric, lumping together the murder of babies with the critical care of babies as the foundational means to “heal” Detroit?

A campaign called Make Your Date begun last month is the latest attempt to prevent premature births, the leading cause of infant deaths, with hormone therapy and counseling….

Detroit’s crisis is a foot on the neck of women and children. Mothers’ obesity, diabetes, poverty-related stress and poor nutrition can harm infants even before they are born.

No mention of abortion, the elephant in the room.

Abortion kills future Black siblings

While the raw number of births declined with the population, children have grown more likely to be raised in female-headed households, in high-poverty neighborhoods and to rely on public assistance…

Blacks composed 84 percent of residents in 2010, according to the census.

Black babies in neighborhoods with the lowest poverty level are more likely to die than white infants in neighborhoods with the highest poverty, according to a state report last year. In 2010, non-whites made up 21% of MI’s population but 43% of infant deaths. “Reducing these disparities requires an explicit focus on the role of race,” the report said.

One obvious answer would be to encourage self-respect and abstinence among Detroit’s black youth. This would go a long way toward solving Detroit’s abortion crisis, premature birth crisis, and poverty crisis.

Abortion surge

The end of many Detroit pregnancies is intentional.

In 2012, Detroit women had 5,693 abortions out of 18,249 pregnancies, according to state statistics. The rate rose to 37.9 per 1,000 women that year, up from 27.5 in 2001….

Abortion patients from Detroit said in interviews last week that they were unable to afford birth control.

“I can make ends meet, but have no room to save,” said Cook, who was 12 weeks and four days pregnant.

Her father and two friends helped pay the $275 she owed for the procedure at the Scotsdale Women’s Center on the northwest side, she said, and her sister drove her there.

It’s utter fallacy to claim a woman cannot afford birth control. There’s government funding for free contraception through various means.

Whatever, the 60-year push to have wanton sex, using contraception to prevent pregnancy, has proven to be an utter failure.

Many women don’t learn about family planning, or are encouraged by peers or relatives to have babies when young or unmarried, said Danita Jackson, a social worker at Cody High School. She recalled a tearful talk with a 15-yr-old who bore a second child 10 months after her first.

That’s just nuts Promoting self-respect and abstinence should be a no brainer. But sexual freedom is the Left’s holy grail, and the hoops it will encourage people to jump through rather than teach those virtues are dangerous and deadly.

LifeNews.com Note: Jill Stanek fought to stop “live birth abortions” after witnessing one as an RN at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. That led to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act legislation, signed by President Bush, that would ensure that proper medical care be given to unborn children who survive botched abortion attempts.